Peck Place Veterans Day Celebration

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On November 12, Veterans Day Observed, the children and staff of Peck Place gathered to celebrate the sacrifices and service of the community's Veterans. The celebration was captured in pictures you can view here.

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Peck Place Veterans Day Celebration

  1. 1. The Peck Place SchoolHonoring Our Veterans November 12, 2012
  2. 2. Peck Place students had made stars to honor the Veteran men and women in their families.
  3. 3. This display will be carefully moved to the front lobby.
  4. 4. Prior to Veterans Day, the Peck Place Student Council soldred, white, and blue ribbons which students and staff wore onVeterans Day. The money they raised was donated to the VFW.
  5. 5. The ceremony opened with thepresentation of colors by the 6th GradeFlag Bearers, followed by the Pledge ofAllegiance and “The Star SpangledBanner.”
  6. 6. Mr. Carbone, Principal of Peck Place School, gave a welcoming address andchallenged the students to recognize the importance of Veteran’s Day bygiving back to their community in their own way.
  7. 7. The 6th grade students sang the “Armed Forces Medley,” arranged by Lloyd Larson, andVeterans stood when they heard their branch of the service being recognized.
  8. 8. This portion of the program, with the veterans standing fortheir service anthem, was very moving.
  9. 9. These Veterans stood for the Air Force anthem; this group included servicemen fromOrange’s own Air Force division, the 103rd Air Control Squadron.
  10. 10. The Veterans Day Guest Speaker was Lt. Fred Bond, a member of the Air Force’s103rd Air Control Squadron, stationed here in Orange.
  11. 11. The 3rd grade students sang “Thank You Soldiers,” by Michael and Angela Souders,and 4th graders sang “Our Heroes Will Live On,” by Teresa Jennings.
  12. 12. The ceremony ended with therecession of colors and the entireassembly singing “America theBeautiful.”
  13. 13. Two generations of servicemenin the same family.
  14. 14. All of Peck’s honored veterans posed for a group picture at the end of the ceremony.

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